The Living Museum of the North celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Beamish Tramway (April 4-7), the fleet of pristine old buses, trolleys and trams that navigate this museum’s 300-acre site. Expect bunting, bells and costumed guides revealing the history of these much-loved vintage vehicles. Don’t miss the Victorian sweet shop, set next door to a gruesome dentist surgery.
Beamish fully opens on March 23. Adults £17.50, children £10, under-fives go free (beamish.org.uk).